Professor Miller typically teaches Sports Law in fall and in the summer at the University of Baltimore School of Law. In the summer, he co-instructs the course with Tony Agnone and Eddie Johnson.
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I teach very little sports law in sports law. Does that make sense?
Sports law is generally not a singular area of the law that has substantive principles that have been constructed over time like you see in, for example, contracts and torts. Instead, sports law is a look at how sports fit into different types of law and how the law bends to accommodate issues specific to sports or how the law remains rigid in spite of these forces. We spend most of our time in class looking at substantive areas of law like contract, torts, antitrust, labor law and seeing how the law has dealt with issues specific to sports.
We also dig into the career paths for lawyers who want to be sports agents. Athletes typically focus on training, not the law or business of sports. Accordingly, they need the expert services of a sports agent, who is usually a lawyer, to guide them through the labyrinth of legal and business issues they must address to maximize the value of their often short windows to make life-changing amounts of money.